Talk about temple of literature in Hanoi ( Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam)

Named the first university in Vietnam, temple of Literature, Hanoi - Quoc Tu Giam is not only a famous historical monument in the capital, but also contains the quintessence of feudal historical periods and preserving the traditional values of Vietnam.

Named the first university in Vietnam, Temple of Literature, Hanoi -  Quoc Tu Giam is not only a famous historical monument in the capital, but also contains the quintessence of feudal historical periods and preserving the traditional values of Vietnam.

Where is temple of Literature, Hanoi?

Address: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Dong Da, Hanoi

Temple of Literature, Hanoi is located in Dong Da district, Hanoi, lying between 4 main streets: Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ton Duc Thang, Van Mieu and Quoc Tu Giam streets. Travelling to Hanoi, a city with thousand years of culture, temple of Literature, Hanoi is a worth-visit destination.

Lying at the heart of Hanoi city, there are lots of ways to reach temple of Literature, Hanoi

From Hoan Kiem Lake: If you like walking through Hanoi streets and enjoy the ancient atmosphere, you can choose to go on foot, which is about 1,5 km from Hoan Kiem Lake. First, you should follow Le Thai To street, then turn right Trang Thi street. Next, head to Cua Nam, Nguyen Nguyen anh lastly, turn left Van Mieu street. If you don't like to walk from Hoan Kiem lake, you can choose some kinds of transportation like by bus ̣ (searching the number bus on Google Map) or book a taxi through grab or Go-Viet app.

Not from Hoan Kiem lake: If you are not near Hoan Kiem lake or Hanoi ancient streets, visitors can choose going temple of Literature, Hanoi by bus. There is a bus stop near temple of Literature, Hanoi with some buses numbered 02, 23, 38, 25, 41 going through. The bus ticket is about 7000 VND/ ticket.  Another way is going by taxi, which is very convenient but a little expensive. If going by taxi, visitors can book through Grab app or Go-Viet app for cheaper.

Temple of Literature, Hanoi at night

Entrance ticket of temple of Literature, Hanoi in 2018

Currently, tourists and visitors to temple of Literature, Hanoi must buy tickets to get to the entrance gate. Ticket for each adult is 30 000 VND and for each child is 15 000 VND. Especially, if you are students and have a student card, you just pay 15 000 VND/ each ticket. This price is quite cheap and apply for both Vietnamese and foreign guests.

Temple of Literature in the past and nowadays

 Temple of Literature, Hanoi is a gold destination that adorns the land of Hanoi today and tomorrow. On the occasion of visit Hanoi, do not forget to visit, explore and experience the feelings of nostalgia with temple of Literature, Hanoi  - Quoc Tu Giam! Temple of Literature, Hanoi was built in the year 1070 in the reign of king Ly Thanh Tong to worship Confucianism, then became the place for examinations, aiming to foster talents, training talented people to appoint mandarins and construct the country. The first examination took place in 1075 under the reign of King Ly Nhan Tong and the feudal dynasties, attracting many talented contestants. At the same time, the way of organizing exams and teaching at temple of Literature, Hanoi Quoc Tu Giam was also renovated and improved.

Today, temple of Literature, Hanoi is also the place where the poetry festival is organized. It is a place of praise for excellent students and is a popular sightseeing destination which attracts many domestic and international visitors when traveling Hanoi. This is also a meeting point for the "text" of Ha Noi people in the traditional New Year with the hope of a happy new year or in the important seasons of the country.

The Vietnamese people every time have the opportunity to set foot in the temple of Literature, they feel be touched before ancient beauty, the nostalgia of "the first university of Vietnam”. Old values from the traditional architecture to the lines, details carved delicate, sharp also make people feel the ancient soul of this country.

The overview of temple of Literature, Hanoi 

Architecture of temple of Literature, Hanoi

Temple of Literature, Hanoi relic is quite diverse et complex, including many small architectural works harmonious in the campus such as Literature lake, the Great Middle gate, Constellation of Literature pavilion, well of Heavenly Clarity, attained Talent gate, stelae of Doctors.

Each of the works has different characteristics and very impressives. temple of Literature, Hanoi - Quốc Tử Giám is divided into 5 zones. The first zone includes the main gate to the Great Middle gate, second zone from the Great Middle gate to the Constellation of Literature pavilion; the third includes, well of Heavenly Clarity and stelae of Doctors, the fourth part consists of U-shaped architecture with Đại Bái Đường in the middle, the two sides have thể Hữu Vũ - Tả Vũ range and the fifth zone is thể Thái Học zone (formerly worship Confucius parents).

The meaning of temple of Literature, Hanoi

Temple of Literature, Hanoi is as a candle, it is always burning, lit the traditions of learning in Vietnam. When you enter this school, it seems that you will be energized in the journey of exploring human knowledge and efforts to study non-stop. In addition, nowadays, temple of Literature, Hanoi famous place for the locals to go to "xin chu" for a new lucky year.

Temple of Literature is ideal place for students taking graduation picture

Some notice when visiting temple of Literature, Hanoi

- Pay the respect to the relics, obey all the regulations at the monument.

- Do not rub the turtle head, write, draw, stand, sit on the Doctor

- Dress polite. Should not dress skirts too short

- No smoling, wearing the hat in worship area of temple of Literature, Hanoi.

On some itineraries of Hanoi attractions, we also give our guests a chance to explore temple of Literature, Hanoi as well as other famous destinations like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hang Bai street - one of the famous streets in Hanoi by offering it on Hanoi 1 day itinerary.
However, if these places are too familiar to you, let's take Perfume pagoda Vietnam or Mai Chau 2 days tour to discover more new things.

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